Make A Donation

Every goal accomplished by The Fund is the result of generous, caring people who make financial gifts, share their skills and/or give of their time.

The more support we receive, the more we can do to help Champion students expand their reach and achieve their full potential.

Whether you are a parent or grandparent of a student, an alumnus, a business owner or a member of the community who supports academic excellence, we need your help to   maintain the high standards of our Champion Schools.  Your support will make a lasting difference.

Giving Opportunities

There are myriad ways to give to the Fund:

  • Gifts of cash (lump sum or scheduled yearly donations)
  • Corporate Matching Gifts
  • Planned Gifts
  • Deferred gifts such as endowments, bequests, insurance policies or gift annuities

If you have questions about how you would like to structure your donation, a representative is available to help advise you on the possible options. Call 330-847-2230 Ext 2.

Become a Founding Donor

Giving to the Inspire Fund is the first step in making a tremendous impact on a child’s future. You and/or your company can play an integral role today and for years to come by becoming a Founding Donor. 

Choose your level of giving:

  • Founder $5,000 and above
  • Platinum $2,500-$4,999
  • Gold $1,000-$2,499
  • Silver $500-$999
  • Flash Under $500

All gifts will be acknowledged by gift level unless otherwise specified by the donor. Your gift may be used to inspire gifts from other individuals, corporations and foundations.  If you wish your gift to remain anonymous, just let us know and we will honor your request.

The Inspire Fund is a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley (CFMV).  All donations to Inspire are made thru CFVM. 

Inspire appreciates all donations, regardless of size. You may donate to the Champion Fund by clicking here. or you can send your check via mail. Please make checks payable to:

Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
201 East Commerce Street, Suite 150
Youngstown, OH 44503 USA

IMPORTANT: Be sure to include the wording “for the benefit of the Champion Educational Enrichment Fund” in the notes line of your check to ensure proper application your donation.


The time commitment to volunteer for the Inspire Fund is small but the satisfaction of contributing to the success of students is huge!  We would love to have you join us and add your talents and skills to our team.

If you would like to get involved, email us and we’ll contact you.